Discover the world through travel & beyond!

Win a Weekend to Bloomington, Minnesota – Home of the Mall of America

Travel Mamas sometimes receives compensation and/or hosted travel and sample products related to blog posts. This story may include affiliate links for which we receive a small commission at no extra cost to consumers.

Whether you’re a spa-goer, thrill-seeker, sports-lover or shop-till-you-dropper…Bloomington, Minnesota has got you covered. Bloomington is best known as the home of the Mall of America, the second largest mall in the USA, but there’s much much to explore beyond the mall. As a former Minnesota resident, I’m happy to share with you the Bloomington Pick Your Pack Sweepstakes!

Win a weekend to Bloomington, Minnesota - Home of the Mall of America!

The largest mall in the U.S., the Mall of America, is located in Bloomington, Minnesota (Photo by BanksPhotos, purchased from

During your Bloomington vacation, you can splash at the Water Park of America, get in touch with nature at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, or explore one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. Bloomington’s slogan is “simply central” for its convenient location between the Twin Cities of Minneapolis, where you can take in a Twins baseball game; and St. Paul, location of the incredible Science Museum of Minnesota.

Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lake Harriet in Minneapolis is just one of the state’s 10,000 lakes (Photo by Colleen Lanin)

The Mall of America is like a city unto itself. With so much to do, you could spend the whole weekend in the mall and never leave. I should know; in my early 20s I spent 60+ hours per week at the Mall of America working full-time as clothing store manager and part-time as a waitress at a sports bar.

In addition to over 500 stores (pack your walking shoes!), this mammoth-sized mall is home to 50 restaurants, an aquarium, a bowling alley, a comedy club, a miniature golf course, and an indoor amusement park. Plus, there’s no sales tax on clothing or shoes purchased in Minnesota! For me, no trip to Minnesota is complete without a stop at THE mall.

Enter to win a weekend in Bloomington, Minnesota

For this giveaway, you get to pick from six sweet packages! There will be one winner for each package.

The New Tru Blu Hotel Getaway
• Free two-night stay in suite at Radisson Blu Mall of America
• $100 Gift Card to FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar
• Two 50 minute massages at the Radisson Blu Spa
• $100 Mall of America VISA® Gift Card

Girls’ Getaway
• Free two-night stay at Doubletree By Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis South
• $50 Gift Card at Crescent Kitchen
• Girlfriend Martinis in Crescent Lounge
• $75 Gift Card to Vera Bradley
• $100 Gift Card to Macy’s

Thrill Seekers’ Getaway
• Free two-night stay at Crowne Plaza Bloomington
• Two The Big Ticket™ 3-Day Attraction Passes (Includes: Nickelodeon Universe®, SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, Water Park of America and more)
• Theatres Mall of America – Double Feature Package (Includes: Two tickets to movie theater and two tickets to Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy)

American Girl® Getaway
•Free two-night stay at Minneapolis Airport Marriott
• $130 Gift Card for American Girl Merchandise
• $30 Gift Card for the American Girl Restaurant
• Theatres Mall of America – Double Feature Package (Includes: Two tickets to movie theater and two tickets to Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy)

Sports Fans’ Getaway
•Free two-night stay at Park Plaza Bloomington
• $75 Gift Card for Champs Sporting Goods
• $50 Gift Card for Dick’s Last Resort Restaurant
• $50 Gift Card for Sky Deck Sports Grille & Lanes
• $30 Gift Card for Summit Brewery Tour & Gift Shop
• $40 Gift Card to purchase tickets to a Minnesota Twins Game

Fly Free Getaway
• Two economy airfare tickets on Sun Country Airlines

The contest ends on April 1, 2013. Entrants must be age 18+ and U.S. residents or citizens of Manitoba, Canada. Travel Mamas Team members and immediate family are ineligible to win. See official terms and conditions for more information about the giveaway.

Bloomington Minnesota Pick Your Pack giveaway

Are you ready to start feeling Minnesota nice?
Enter the Bloomington Pick Your Package Sweepstakes now!

A Note from The Travel Mama: This giveaway is brought to you in partnership with the Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau, a not-for-profit organization that spreads the word about the city, area attractions, and the surrounding communities to visitors around the world.

About Colleen Lanin

Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show,, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

  1. http://Traci says

    I entered and shared…because who wouldn’t want to visit one of the largest malls in America?!?

  2. http://Vessa%20Phillips says

    I chose the thrill seekers ticket so we could have an adventure during vacation!

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.